Celestron Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope

  • NEW dual saddle plate compatible with both narrow CG-5 dovetails and larger CGE dovetails.
  • Celestron 6-inch Advanced Newtonian Telescope.
  • f/5 Focal Ratio for wide-field views.
  • Uninterrupted views across the Meridian.
  • For use between 7 and 77 degrees latitude.
  • NexStar+ Hand Controller/ multiple language programming.
  • Advanced VX Equatorial Mount.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The manufacturer has stated this mount unable to accept D-Style (Losmandy style) dovetail plates.
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Celestron Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope

The Advanced VX 6-inch equatorial mount from Celestron was engineered from the ground up with astro-imaging in mind. It provides many of the features found on German equatorial mounts at an affordable price.

The Celestron Advanced VX equatorial mount is specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for telescopes that weigh 30 lb or less. Track through long exposures with the Advanced VX, by using permanently programmable periodic error correction, or image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip. You can also enjoy features like the All-Star Polar Alignment and auto guider support. 

Take this portable mount to a dark sky site and experience the same quality as a larger stationary mount! The Celestron Advanced VX will serve you for a long time, whether you choose to do visual or imaging work- or both!

Enjoy the Features of the Celestron Advanced VX 6-inch Newtonian Telescope

  • NEWLY DESIGNED dual saddle plate compatible with both narrow dovetail CG-5 and larger CGE dovetails.
  • Celestron's 6-inch (150 mm) Newtonian optical tube assembly, with its f/5 optical design, gives excellent wide-field views.
  • The 6-inch Newtonian's parabolic primary mirror minimizes spherical aberration to produce a better image.
  • Integer gear ratios and permanently programmable Periodic Error Correction on the Celestron Advanced VX mount eliminates recurring track errors from the worm gear.
  • The motors of the VX mount offer improved tracking performance - provide more power to overcome load imbalances.
  • The updated industrial design of the Advanced VX offers more rigidity, less flexure, and improved aesthetics.
  • The Celestron VX design allows viewing or imaging across the meridian without interference from the motor's housings.
  • The Advanced VX mount can be used between 7 and 77 degrees latitude, incorporating a much larger latitudinal range than generally seen on equatorial mounts.
  • The improved electronics on the Advanced VX contain increased memory for future expansion.
  • A Celestron NexStar+ hand control offers multiple language programming (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish).

More About Celestron's Optical Tube Assembly

The lightweight 6-inch Newtonian OTA offers up a wide field of view with a focal ratio of f/5. With 150 mm of light-gathering capability, you can travel out of the solar system and into deep-space! This reflecting telescope system, with its classic parabolic aluminized primary mirror, is a great way to enter the hobby. If you decide you want something a bit bigger or of a different optical design, you can simply swap one OTA for another. Since the VX mount can handle up to 30 lb, you have plenty of options!

Included Technology

All-Star Polar Alignment

Get ready for a night of astroimaging with your mount faster than previously thought possible with All-Star Polar Alignment. This innovative software solves the time-consuming problem of trying to pinpoint the North Celestial Pole.

Compatible Technology


The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for those Astronomers on the go.

Starsense Technology

Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before. Turn it on and push ‘Align.’ In about three minutes, you’re ready to observe!


WiFi technology encircles the globe in a web of connectivity, knowledge, and information. Now, Celestron is using that same technology to allow stargazers to connect to the night sky and enhance their experience of the cosmos in fun and unique ways.


Aperture150 mm (6")
Camera/Eyepiece Connection2" to 24 tpi
Dawes Limit0.77 arcseconds
Drive TypeLow cog DC servo motors
Focal Length1500 mm
Focal Ratiof/10
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignEquatorial
Highest Magnification300x
Instrument Capacity30 lbs
Latitude Range7 to 77 Degrees
Light Gathering Power459x
Limiting Magnitude14.6
Mount Head Weight17lbs
Optical DesignNewtonian
PortsAutoguide Port
PortsHand Controller
PortsUSB 2.0
Power Consumption12V DC 3.5A
Secondary Obstruction45mm
Slew Speed4 Degrees Per Second
Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & CGE
Total Weight47 lbs
Tracking ModesEQ North
Tracking ModesEQ South
Tracking RatesLunar
Tracking RatesSidereal
Tracking RatesSolar
Tripod Weight18 lbs
Tube Diameter226mm
Tube Length406mm


  • 6-inch Newtonian Reflector OTA.
  • Advanced VX Equatorial Mount.
  • 1 Eyepiece, 20 mm Plossl.
  • Finderscope: 6x30 Optcal.
  • Tripod: Adjustable, 2-inch Stainless Steel Legs.
  • Power Supply: Car battery adapter/ Cigarette Lighter Adapter.
  • Counterweight Bar: 12-inch Length, 0.75-inch Diameter lb (5.44 kg).
  • Counterweights: 1 x 11 lb.
  • Communication Ports: 2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control).
  • Computer Hand Control: NexStar+: Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons.
  • Database: 40,000+ objects, 100 user-defined programmable objects.
  • Enhanced information on over 200 objects.
  • Internal Clock: Yes.
  • 2 Year Warranty.
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Great Beginner/Intermediate OTA and Mount

I was seriously looking at the Celestron 8SE when I mentioned to a more experienced astronomer I eventually wanted to do some astrophotography. He told me to get an equatorial mount rather than an alt/az mount. He convinced me the equatorial mount is a much better mount for photography. It has a much steeper learning curve, but I’m starting to get the hang of it. After some research and advice from others I decided on the AVX with a 6” Newtonian to start. I’m planing on upgrading to something like an 8-11” SCT someday, and the AVX should be able to handle that when I’m ready. Even with the 6” Newtonian I can see the bands of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn. I can also see a lot of deep sky objects like clusters and galaxies. I recommend this scope/mount for anybody looking to upgrade from their starter scope or want to jump in with a great telescope.

Kevin S.
United States
Celestron Advanced VX Newtonian

The Celestron Advanced VX Newtonian exceeded my expectations! The VX Mount is a very well built piece to hold just about any mountable Newtonian reflector telescope of any size. The Newtonian reflector is also a very big and sturdy optical tube. I was able to see Jupiter and it’s cloud bands the very first night! OPT is a very good source for all your celestrial viewing needs. Highly recommend the product, delivery, and OPT!